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Nigerian Newspapers: Top 10 Headlines Fri, Dec 25th, 2020

Nigerian Newspapers: Top 10 Headlines Fri, Dec 25th, 2020

Welcome to the AllNews roundup of the top 10 Nigerian newspapers headlines for today Friday, December 25th, 2020.

1. Second Wave: FG Issues New Directives To Travellers From UK, South Africa

As Nigeria is faced with the challenge of the second wave of coronavirus, the Federal government has issued a new directive to travellers coming into the country from  South Africa and the United Kingdom where a new variant of COVID-19 had been discovered.

Announcing the development on Thursday, Sani Aliyu the National Coordinator of the Presidential Task Force on COVID-19, revealed that the new directive will take effect from Monday, December 28. Read more here.

2. Christmas: Buhari Asks Nigerians To Reinvest Trust In His Administration

In the spirit of Christmas celebration, President Muhammadu Buhari has asked Nigerians to reinvest trust in his administration's effort to restore peace and security to the country.

Making this call in his 2020 Christmas message to Nigerians, President Buhari pointed out that the value which Jesus advent symbolises are very much needed in the country. Read more here.

3. Sanwo-Olu Urges Lagosians To Protect Themselves As He Recovers From COVID-19

Babajide Sanwo-Olu, the Governor of Lagos state has urged Lagosians to protect themselves as he recovered from COVID-19.

Making this known, Gboyega Akosile, the Chief Press Secretary to Lagos Governor uploaded a video of the Governor addressing journalists. Read more here.

4. COVID-19: Sanwo-Olu Bans Cross-Over Service in Lagos, Says 12 Midnight Curfew Still Stands

In the heat of the second wave of COVID-19, the governor of Lagos State Babajide Sanwo-Olu has banned Cross Over services in all churches accross the state.

Announcing the ban while addressing journalists on Thursday, Sanwo-Olu explained that the 12 midnight to 4am curfew placed by the Federal government earlier in the year was still very much active. Read more here.

5. NNPC Adopts 3rd Party Oil & Gas Projects Financing

The Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) has stated that it will focus on adoption of third party financing of oil and gas development projects to heighten and expand exploration activities and improve revenue generation.

The corporation gave the indication just as it received commendation for its transparency and accountability from the Revenue Mobilisation Allocation and Fiscal Commission (RMAFC). Read more here.

6. Shiloh 2020: How Attendance Compulsion Caused Winners’ Chapel's Pastors To Contract COVID-19

A worker at the Winners' Chapel International, owned by Bishop David Oyedepo, is down with COVID-19 after attending Shiloh 2020.

AllNews reports that according to popular Nigerian Investigative journalist, Fisayo Soyombo on his verified social media handles on Thursday, the pastor's wife, daughter and domestic staffer are exhibiting symptoms of COVID-19 — even their dog. Read more here.

7. How The Otedolas Celebrated Christmas (Photos)

Temi Otedola has posted pictures of the family on Instagram as they prepare to celebrate Christmas in the United Kingdom.

The Otedolas is one of Nigeria's most influential families in Nigeria and on the social scene, as they have built an influence based on the huge amount of wealth owned by their father, Femi Otedola. Read more here.

8. Prominent Islamic Scholar, Sheikh Ahmed Lemu Is Dead

The death has been announced of Nigerian pedagogue, Sheikh Ahmed Lemu.

One of his children, Nurudeen who made the announcement on Thursday morning, said that Sheikh Ahmed Lemu passed away in the early hours of Thursday. He is believed to be 91. Read more here.

9. Kunle Afolayan Accused Of Stealing ‘Citation’ Story

Nigerian renowned movie producer and director, Kunle Afolayan has been accused by a former student of Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile Ife of profiting from her experience at the school through 'Citation' that make it through to Netflix and failing to give her credit. 

AllNews learned that the former student of the institution whose name is Utitofon Ekanem but formerly Utitofon Hanson at the time in school has written a pre-litigation letter to the film producer and director. Read more here.

10. Twitter Users Drag Oyo Lawmaker, Akin Alabi Over Constituency Project

Akin Alabi, a Nigerian lawmaker representing Egbeda/Ona-Ara constituency of Oyo State in the Federal House of Representatives is currently being lashed out at on Twitter, because of his health center photos.

AllNews Nigeria understands that there is a provision for "constituency projects" in the nation's annual budget. Read more here.

That’s the roundup of the top 10 Nigerian newspapers headlines this morning. More Nigerian newspapers headlines are available on AllNews website.

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